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Public meeting set to discuss EPA Superfund site

July 27, 2019

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A public meeting has been scheduled to address the next stage of cleanup efforts at a heavily polluted former industrial site in Massachusetts.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared the Walton & Lonsbury Co. site in Attleboro a Superfund site in 2013.

The Sun Chronicle reports that a meeting to get public input has been scheduled for Wednesday at the city library.

Walton & Lonsbury was a chrome-plating plant that operated from 1940 until 2007. For much of its history it dumped untreated pollutants, including cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, directly into adjacent wetlands.

Work at the three-acre site as well as in adjoining areas has already gone on for 10 years at a cost of $15 million.

The EPA says the next phase is expected to cost at least $22 million.

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